21 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Term time: 27.5 hours per week

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 1 year

Pay scale

£14,516.99 to 15,004.15

What skills and experience we're looking for

Knowledge and Qualifications


GCSE Grade C or above in Mathematics and English Language, or equivalent qualification or skill level

General understanding of effective strategies that underpin positive behaviour at primary school level, and which recognises and rewards effort and achievement

Qualified as a First Aider at Work, or willingness to train


Knowledge of the National Occupational Standards for Supporting Teaching and Learning at level 2

Knowledge of current national policies relevant to child protection and health and safety within a primary school environment



Good interpersonal and communication skills that enable instructions to be understood by pupils at differing levels and promotes learning and understanding

Ability to communicate effectively and build good working relationships with staff, parents, carers and other stakeholders relevant to the post

Relevant skills that enable effective review and feedback on child progress

Computer literate with the ability to positively promote the use of ICT in pupil learning

Spelling and mathematics skills to effectively support pupils



Establishing positive relationships with children which encourages and enables child development

Experience of implementing strategies to promote positive behaviour

Working with young children in a relevant environment


Teaching Assistant in an infant or primary school setting, ideally within an academy

Experience of successfully delivering a specific programme of support to an individual or small group of children

Personal attributes

Positive and approachable, with patience and the presence to inspire confidence and trust, combined with an enthusiasm to see children progress and develop

Strong working ethos with a high level of commitment to the school and its values, with a flexible approach to work as the needs and demands of the school fluctuate

Adaptable and sensitive when dealing with challenging situations, with the ability to be reflective, self-critical, responsive to feedback and understand the need for confidentiality

A nurturing nature which will support and develop the well-being of all pupils

Ability to work effectively as part of a team and form positive relationships with pupils, parents and carers, colleagues and the wider community

What the school offers its staff

Stamshaw Infant School is a happy, friendly school where children learn with confidence in an environment where respect, happiness and creativity underpin everything we do.

Stamshaw Infant School is part of the University of Chichester Academy Trust, which will bring you added benefits and opportunities. You will find that each of our Academies has a unique identity, but a shared belief in creating a positive and enriching environment, where all staff feel valued.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and we invite you to visit Stamshaw Infant School to learn more about our vision and values or to find out more about the job opportunity. Please contact the school office on 023 9266 1192.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to nglover@stamshaw-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

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About Stamshaw Infant Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
207 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 7
Phone number

Arranging a visit to Stamshaw Infant Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email nglover@stamshaw-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk.

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